[/tvshowbiz/eastenders/index.html EastEnders] star June Brown has revealed she can't watch the soap anymore due to her deteriorating eyesight.
The actress, 93, who recently quit the soap after playing Dot Cotton for 35 years, said she struggles to see the television after being diagnosed with the incurable eye condition macular degeneration.
In June 2017 underwent a controversial eye operation in a desperate attempt to save her sight, but revealed last year she's now starting to go blind.
Cannot see: EastEnders star June Brown, 93, has revealed she can't watch the soap anymore due to her deteriorating eyesight
Asked whether she still watches the soap, June told [ ]: 'I haven't been watching it as I find it difficult to see the television very clearly.
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'If your sight is poor, there's very little you can do.
I read my Kindle instead. I can see where everything is around the house but nothing's clear.
In June 2017, she revealed she had undergone a controversial operation by Harley Street ophthalmologist Bobby Qureshi, who has since been investigated by a medical disciplinary panel over allegations of dishonesty and misconduct, and struck off.
Struggling: The actress, 93, who recently quit the soap after playing Dot Cotton for 35 years (pictured), said she struggles to see the TV after being diagnosed with macular degeneration
But in April 2019 she revealed that her vision had once again deteriorated, meaning she could no longer go out socially.
She told [ ]: 'I've got very poor sight.
I've got extra lenses inside my eyes to try to help me read better.
'They help with peripheral vision, but I've got no central vision. I can't go out socially.
In February June revealed that she had quit EastEnders for good after 35 years playing the cigarette smoking gossip Dot Cotton, though a spokesperson for the soap insisted the door has been left open for her return.
Going: In 2017 June revealed she underwent a controversial eye operation to try and save her sight, but just two years later once again revealed she was going blind
Speaking on the[ ], June said: 'It's almost as if I've been bereaved.
I don't want a retainer for EastEnders, I've left. I've left for good.
'I've sent her off to Ireland where she'll stay. I've left EastEnders. I did make up a limerick. It's a bit dirty.
June then recited the limerick: 'I went back to do a good story.
Alas and alack, when I got back it had gone up in smoke. I got a small part, a very small part. And that ended up as a big wet fart. Alas and alack, I will never go back.'
Dot has not been seen on EastEnders since last month when she left a voicemail for Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) informing her she had moved to Ireland.
Bowing out: bắc kinh June officially quit EastEnders earlier this year, bắc kinh and described her exit as 'being bereaved' (pictured left, in 1991, du lịch bắc kinh and right, in 2011)
June spoke to actress Rani Singh, who played Sufia Karim on the soap from 1988 to 1990 about her decision to quit, saying she had no interest in a retainer contract.
Although she has been firm in her decision not to return to Walford, June has mourned leaving the show, likening it to a bereavement.
She said: 'I was feeling down a few days ago.
I thought, 'What's the matter? Why do I feel so sad?' It's almost as if I've been bereaved.'
'I've played two people simultaneously for 35 years. Really Dot wasn't me, but spiritually she probably was.'
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox tvshowbiz" data-version="2" id="mol-61ca37a0-b848-11ea-8739-efe58e7e048b" website June Brown doesn't watch the soap due to failing eyesight